Sarah Artha Negara, Owner & Operator of Bali Body Pilates, has been teaching for 20 years and enjoys working with a wide range of populations. Some of her specialties are injury prevention, post-rehabilitation training, Performance Enhancement, Pilates for Scoliosis & Spinal Asymmetries, Pilates for Osteoporosis, Pilates for Breast & Abdominal Cancer Recovery, Pre/Post-natal Pilates & Yoga, Flexibility Training, and Dance Conditioning.


Sarah’s approach to teaching uses inclusive and transformative language. Learn more about this in her Pilates Intel article here.

Sarah is a Second Generation Pilates Instructor, PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor, Balanced Body® Pilates Master Instructor, Anatomy in Three Dimensions™️ Master Instructor, Balanced Body Barre® Master Instructor, ACE® Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, YogaFit® Instructor, and Reiki 2 Certified. She has an MFA in Dance from Mills College and BFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach.

Sarah’s Pilates education began with Dance Kinesiologist, Karen Clippinger at CSULB followed by comprehensive training with Nora St.John at Turning Point Studios (Balanced Body Education Founder/Director). She has also studied intensively with Pilates Elder, Lolita San Miguel, in her Pilates Master Mentor Training Program, which she graduated from in April, 2019 earning the titles “Lolita’s Disciple” and “Second Generation” Instructor.


To support people in living a healthy and enjoyable life through the practice of Pilates and to build a positive, supportive & inclusive global Pilates community.

Bali Body Pilates studio was established in April 2017 at the historic Old Sash Mill in downtown Santa Cruz. If you want to learn how to move well, feel great, and optimize your health, then this is the place for you! Enjoy a private atmosphere free of superficial distractions, receive individualized cuing, and customized training from an expert in the field. Its beautiful, quiet, and charming atmosphere is an ideal setting for calming & centering the mind, body, and spirit.

To actualize her mission, Sarah Artha Negara created a Pilates Instructor Training Program at College of San Mateo, where she has taught since 2008. CSM graduates are now teaching at over 50 locations in the US and abroad. In addition, Sarah offers workshops, continuing education courses, audio & video tutorials, and is currently working on expanding her online content to share with students and teachers alike.

To connect instructors, employers, and students in the San Francisco & Monterey Bay Areas, Sarah established the Bay Area Pilates Network Facebook Group and the Pilates World Book Club.